Russia has found a solution to the problem with the "overweight" Il-112V

It seems that the designers from the "Aviation complex. S. V. Ilyushin "figured out how to solve the problem of" overweight "in the promising Il-112V. According to a report from the "Army Standard" publication, the mass of the new-generation domestic military transport aircraft will be reduced by removing minor structural elements.

The publication says that a light transport may lose metal covers that cover the power plant and fairings of the niche into which the chassis is "retracted". At the same time, experts emphasize that such a decision will not in any way affect the strength characteristics of the aircraft.

Recall that the project of a light transport aircraft, codenamed Il-112, was proposed in the mid-90s. Initially, it was a shortened version of the Il-114. However, later this index passed to a completely different aircraft, called the Il-112V. Its development started in the early 2000s.

Until 2014, the project was suspended several times due to insufficient funding. At the same time, in May 2011, the Ministry of Defense completely abandoned the Il-112V in favor of the An-140.

In 2014, the Russian military department and the Aviation Complex im. SV Ilyushin ”signed a contract for the development of the Il-112V. The first flight of the light transport took place in March 2019. Later it became known that its current weight exceeds the design one.

It should be noted that the serial production of the Il-112V is a priority task of the state program for the rearmament of the RF Armed Forces. It is assumed that the first batch of new transport aircraft for the Aerospace Forces will consist of 30-35 vehicles.
  • Photos used: Alexey Filatov / vk.comil_112
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  1. Okay car, I like it!
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    2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 October 2020 10: 36
      The case is too thick in diameter for this class, and therefore overweight. For transport workers, it is possible to provide a sliding cargo compartment for bulk cargo, introduce other necessary innovations, because each new generation must improve, and not just copy the previous ones ...
  2. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 30 September 2020 15: 08
    Can you replace the metal with carbon fiber? so you can screw the wheel with two bolts ... it will not fall off.
  3. RedproSet78 Offline RedproSet78
    RedproSet78 (Red Ivanov) 30 September 2020 17: 19
    will be reduced by removing minor structural elements

    Cut off the tail?
    1. do not exaggerate the task, everything will be ok
  4. orange Offline orange
    orange (ororpore) 1 October 2020 14: 50
    Don't optimize here, but you can't jump beyond the acceptable minimum of existing designs. An airplane is not a BUGGY, skeletons are not flying. Comparative analysis with foreign counterparts shows that the power of the TV7-117SM engines is enough for the eyes and significantly exceeds the P&W engines, but the gliders of foreign transport workers are really very light, so their aircraft can cope with a carrying capacity of 5 tons. According to the military-industrial complex resource, the alignment was broken, the nose had to be made heavier, hence the overweight construction. You might think that the overweight due to the stockpiled, taking into account the requirements of the military to land on unpaved runways? But there are new materials! Let there be more titanium instead of steel. Instead of casting titanium ingots for the Bong-737 and supporting their aviation industry, it is better to send resources to the Il-112, otherwise it’s a pittance to optimizations and enlargements of design schools and factories in Russia. Our plane is many times cheaper than any Western transport. In my opinion, there is no need to spare money for innovative technologies and new and expensive materials, especially in military aviation, and even more so now.
    1. Broxnumx Offline Broxnumx
      Broxnumx (Michael) 2 October 2020 13: 45
      How can you make your nose heavier? Throw metal plates there, as they say, did Antonov burn?
      1. orange Offline orange
        orange (ororpore) 3 October 2020 10: 16
        You can bolt two-pound weights. There are many options, in Russia the designers are cunning for invention.
    2. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 8 October 2020 11: 21
      But there are new materials! Let there be more titanium instead of steel.

      Titanium is not a new material in aircraft construction. The increase in the number of titanium parts significantly increases the cost of the aircraft. In commercial aviation, this pays off, and in military aviation, it heavily burdens the budget. Therefore, titanium is used in military aviation only when absolutely necessary.
  5. Cat Offline Cat
    Cat (Sergei) 29 October 2020 09: 51
    Be that as it may, the device is promising. Of course, the design is more than a dozen years old, but with the development of our aircraft engine building, of course, it will receive more powerful engines, and will work both for defense and for the national economy. You just need to deal with, modernize the structure to lighten the fuselage and everything will go on.